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- Dec 16, 2021
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I told her only partly joking, if we want to Tow I need to get new truck, probably a 3500 Tradesman. I wouldn't see the reason to jump from a 1500 to 2500, if I need that junk already just go to a 3500 imo.Also...with my Ram's as-configured payload of 1,069 lb, minus maybe 25 lbs for a few accessories and items I always carry around, minus another 400 lb for myself, my wife, and our two dogs, minus another 200 lb for typical cargo when the 4 of us are road-tripping, I'm left with 444 lb of payload. With 15% tongue weight, I'd only be rated for pulling a 3,000 lb trailer on a long-haul trip. My realistic maximum at only 10% tongue weight, e.g., when it's just me moving the boat around, would be 7,840 lb.
If I were towing on a regular basis, and/or if I had anything heavy to move, I'd be in a 3/4-ton or 1-ton, without question.
I know "almost" 0 about towing, just that with my current truck I will be very limited and I can't just go buying and camper\trailer off craigslist under 12k which I can "tow" as it will likely go way over my payload which is around 430 for everything that would be inside my truck, people estimated 50lbs gear. I COULD squeeze another 30-50lbs if I remove stuff from my truck to tow but if 30 lbs is going to break my truck I shouldn't be towing that much anyways.
My tires are 114H which should be fine obviously only towing rarely and not very far I would expect anyways but tires are cheap compared to a 2023 3500